The Book Project
Mother of the Fairytale (Inahan sa Sugilanon)
is a book showing the inspiring story of how
Tuburan, a green school community in the
outskirts of Davao City, Philippines came into
existence. For three years since the inception
of the school in 2012, a photographer
passionate in holistic education followed
the story of the school and bore witness to the
unfolding education of the head, heart and hands.
Mother of the Fairytale gives a glimpse of the
journey of the school's first teachers, the daily
challenges and triumphs of little children,
and the emerging sense of space and community
among parents and friends of the school.
Also included in the book are relevant essays
on the book project itself, the experience of
initiating Tuburan, early manifestations of holistic
education through the story of Steiner education
in the Philippines, and a macro perspective on
education and the true need it must address.
These essays were written by exemplary writers
who have been involved in the realm of holistic
education as parents, teachers, researchers,
movement sparkers and initiative-takers.
Amidst capitalist tendencies of mainstream
education and the conventional notions of
parenthood in the country, Tuburan strives
to translate education to loving children,
and allowing them to realize their true potential
in preparation for the Work they will accomplish
for the future of society. In this sense,
Mother of the Fairytale is a courageous
attempt to show that a holistic and a healthy
approach to education is possible, and a living
“classroom” that connects children and the entire
school community to the earth and the culture
of humanity may indeed exist.
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Banner photo: Tita Kate, the first teacher of Tuburan,
walks into the classroom with a class 1 child.
©Louise Far 2014 Davao City, Philippines